Premier League

  • Y. Bolasie 68’
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Premier League
Selhurst Park
Attendance 24,033


    • KICK OFF
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      There is the half-time whistle!
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      There is the final whistle!
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      Kelly loses concentration and McManaman takes full advantage to race in behind. He checks back inside the defender before lashing a shot towards the near post which Hennessey beats away.
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      We are into the first of a minimum of four additional minutes.
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      Thank you for joining me, Tom Webber, and have a great afternoon.
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      As a result, Palace move into third position, temporarily at least, while West Brom could slip to 17th.
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      FULL TIME - Palace 2-0 West Brom: The visitors set out to defend and be difficult to break down, but the Eagles ground out the win with Cabaye's penalty adding to Bolasie's opener in the second half. They deserved the win, with Pulis' men offering nothing in terms of attacking prowess.
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      The teams are back out for the second half, with Berahino making way for Gardner for the visitors.
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      HALF TIME - Palace 0-0 West Brom: The Eagles were on top throughout the opening period, with the Baggies sitting back and inviting the pressure. Zaha has been the hosts' most dangerous player, causing Brunt all sorts of problems with his darting runs on the right. Still, though, the game is goalless
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      The teams are heading out onto the pitch and kick off will be upon us in just a few moments.
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      The Baggies were 2-0 winners on their last visit to Selhurst Park, with James Morrison and Craig Gardner on the scoresheet. Another victory today could send them into the top half of the table, while Palace would go second, temporarily at least, if they take all three points!
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      WEST BROM BENCH: Lindegaard, Chester, Gamboa, Gardner, McManaman, Anichebe, Lambert.
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      WEST BROM (4-4-2): Myhill; McAuley, Evans, Dawson, Brunt; Morrison, Jacob, Fletcher, McClean; Rondon, Berahino.
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      CRYSTAL PALACE BENCH: McCarthy, Mariappa, Gray, Ledley, Sako, Bamford, Campbell.
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      CRYSTAL PALACE (4-2-3-1): Hennessey; Kelly, Hangeland, Dann, Souare; McArthur, Cabaye; Bolasie, Puncheon, Zaha; Gayle.
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      WEST BROM TEAM NEWS: Jonas Olsson was substituted early in the defeat to Everton and is subsequently replaced by Gareth McAuley in Pulis’ only change.
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      CRYSTAL PALACE TEAM NEWS: Pardew makes two changes from win at Watford, replacing Joe Ledley with James McArthur and switching Bakary Sako for Wilfried Zaha. Connor Wickham and Joel Ward remain unavailable, while Mile Jedinak, Marouane Chamakh and Damien Delaney are also absent.
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      West Brom suffered a second-half collapse last time out against Everton, falling to a 3-2 defeat despite holding a two-goal advantage at the interval. It was uncharacteristic of Tony Pulis' side as they have kept 14 clean sheets in the Premier League in 2015, two more than any other side. The coach
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      Palace ended back-to-back league defeats with a 1-0 win at Watford last weekend. Yohan Cabaye's penalty proved decisive at Vicarage Road, and Alan Pardew will be hoping his side can kick on and take the three points again today. However, during his tenure as coach, the Eagles have a stronger record
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      Hello and welcome to this afternoon's LIVE coverage of West Bromwich Albion's trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League. My name is Tom Webber, and I will be guiding you through all the action as it happens.
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      We are underway!
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      Fletcher attempts to fire in a cross from the right but Souare cuts it out. The ball runs loose and Berahino latches onto it and clips a chipped attempt high of the target. It wasn't clear whether that was a cross or a shot!
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      Zaha earns a corner off Brunt which Puncheon delivers. He sends it deep to Gayle at the top of the box and his effort is deflected behind once again. Cabaye swings the next ball in but the hosts are unable to test Myhill from it.
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      Dawson tries to shepherd the ball out of play but Bolasie squeezes in and gets a foot to it. He bears down on goal before pulling the trigger with a tame shot from 20 yards that provides Myhill with a routine collection.
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      JUST WIDE! Zaha is released by a long pass from Puncheon and he cuts inside of Brunt with ease. He strikes the ball with his left foot but pulls it wide of the near post! Moments before, Dawson was guilty of a stray pass that offered Palace a chance to attack.
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      West Brom are sitting very deep and allowing the Eagles to dominate possession during the early exchanges. The hosts are looking to Gayle with long passes, but they'd probably be better served getting it wide to Zaha and Bolasie.
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      Berahino lays the ball out to Brunt on the left, but the former Sheffield Wednesday man's delivery only finds Cabaye and the Frenchman quickly clears. Things don't appear to be clicking for the Baggies when they do manage to get forward.
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      McClean dribbles inside from the right, breezing past McArthur comfortably before lashing his shot well over the top of the goal. That's still positive for the visitors.
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      STAT: West Brom have only failed to find the back of the net in one of their six Premier League meetings with Palace.
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      Puncheon receives an incisive pass from Cabaye and manages to ride a couple of challenges on the turn. He is set upon by Yacob, who manages to get to the ball first and see it back tot he keeper.
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      J. McClean receives a yellow card.
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      McClean is the first player to be shown a yellow card after clattering into Souare in front of the dugouts.
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      Yacob has stayed down following a tackle from Cabaye, but the referee had already blown his whistle for Brunt's challenge on Zaha. The former Manchester United man produces a sublime moment to beat Berahino on the byline, but his cross is too high for Bolasie.
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      Afer a decent spell of possession for the visitors, Palace have reasserted themselves. Puncheon slides a lovely pass down the channel for Zaha, but the winger was in an offside position.
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      Zaha attempts a one-two with Gayle to make inroads from the right wing, but the return pass is cut out by Yacob once more. The referee then brings the Argentine and Puncheon together for a talking to as they clashed in the build-up to that move.
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      The West Brom players are furious that the referee has not given a free kick for a push on Morrison by Puncheon. The Baggies midfield was closing in on the box and went tumbling, but, despite having a clear view, the official awarded nothing.
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      SI J. Chester SO J. Evans
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      J. Evans is done for the day. J. Chester is his replacement.
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      Pulis is forced into an early change with Evans struggling with a hamstring problem. His replacement is Chester, who goes to right-back with Dawson moving inside.
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      P. Souaré is yellow-carded.
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      McClean surges down the right and is caught late by Souare, who is shown a yellow card. The free kick is teed up for the arrival of Brunt at the top of the box, but his effort sails over the top. He took a knock from Zaha in the process, so we've got a break in play as he receives treatment.
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      Zaha is fouled by Yacob as he races towards the byline on the right. Puncheon fires the free kick into the six-yard box but West Brom somehow keep it out!
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      Palace maintain the pressure and work possession to Cabaye on the left. He releases a diagonal shot, looking for the far corner, but he gets too much elevation on it.
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      West Brom are struggling to keep hold of the ball, with Rondon and Berahino receiving very little service. Dann launches a long diagonal towards Bolasie, but the DR Congo international is unable to bring it down and shoot. Brunt heads clear a cross from the left which drops kindly for Cabaye, but th
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      Zaha again receives the ball in space on the right, and three West Brom players get across to try and stop him. The winger goes down the outside and tries to fizz in a cross which cannons back off Brunt and hits him before going behind.
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      Hangeland is caught in possession by Rondon and the Baggies have a chance to break. The ball is moved into Berahino but Cabaye does enough to hold him up before the striker's eventual pass is intercepted.
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      Zaha dribbles in from the right, racing away from Yacob before slipping a pass into Gayle. The striker goes down inside the box under the slightest of contact from Brunt, but the referee isn't convinced and signals for play to continue.
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      GOOD SAVE! Zaha is released down the right by a long ball and he tricks his way past Brunt inside the box. He is falling as he fires a shot at goal and Myhill reacts quickly, flinging out a hand to divert the ball around the upright!
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      Puncheon produces a great turn inside the box and wriggles away from Yacob. He gets enough space in which to shoot and lashes a shot into the stand behind the goal!
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      MYHILL TO THE RESCUE AGAIN! The pressure from Palace is relentless, but for the time being the Baggies are holding firm. That is until Zaha is once again found in space by a long diagonal. He breezes past Brunt before cutting back inside of McClean and thumping an effort on target. Myhill drops to h
    • 43'
      Fletcher feels he should have a penalty as he is pulled while trying to steer a header into the path of a team-mate in the box. There was hardly anything in it, and the visitors have to make do with a corner. The referee spots a foul as the delivery comes in and awards the Eagles a free kick.
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      We are going to have a minimum of two added minutes. Brunt pushes Zaha as he chases a long ball over the top but the referee doesn't spot it.
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      SI C. Gardner SO J. Evans
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      C. Gardner comes on for S. Berahino.
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      We are back underway!
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      Cabaye has stayed down after being caught on the ankle by Gardner. It was a late challenge but there wasn't any malice in it. Pardew will be hoping the Frenchman is able to continue as he'd be a huge loss.
    • 49'
      Play restarts and Cabaye jogs back on to continue in the action. He's been influential in midfield this afternoon, with his distribution orchestrating a number of Palace's best moments.
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      This half has begun in the same vein to that in which the first half was played: Palace dominating possession and West Brom sitting deep and trying to soak it up. Pulis clearly wants his side to rediscover their resilience after their capitulation against Everton.
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      Souare has bee playing very high up the pitch in the second half, and his latest delivery is headed away by Dawson. Puncheon strikes the ball on the volley but a deflection saps the pace and takes it away from the target.
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      Cabaye spreads the play out to the right for Kelly, who rolls the ball down the line for Zaha. The winger fires in an early cross which Gayle attempts to flick on target at the near post. A touch off a Baggies player sends it wide and the hosts have a corner.
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      Bolasie does brilliantly to get past Chester and reach the byline, but his cutback is intercepted by Rondon. Moments later Cabaye blasts a shot towards the target but fails to find a route through the host of bodies.
    • 57'
      Zaha is starting to look dangerous again, and he steps in from the right and tees up Puncheon for a shot. The midfielder, once again, sends his shot over the top, though!
    • 59'
      The Baggies have settled back into their deep-lying banks of four, trying to be difficult to break down. They've been successful so far, and time is running out for the hosts to break the deadlock.
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      J. Chester is yellow-carded.
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      Chester is shown a yellow card for hauling down Gayle after the striker had nipped in behind him. Cabaye will swing this set-piece in from the left.
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      The delivery fails to beat the one-man wall of Gardner, but Cabaye suggests that he blocked it with his arm! The referee isn't interested so play continues, but the replays suggest that he did indeed handle it. Palace could feel aggrieved not to have been awarded a penalty!
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      Dann gets his head to a West Brom cross but can only get it away as far as McClean. He lashes a volley towards goal which skids off the turf and is held by Hennessey.
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      Morrison appears to have taken a blow and subsequently requires treatment from the medical team. Fortunately for Pulis, he won't be forced into using his final change as the midfielder jogs back on to continue.
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      G Y. Bolasie Assist J. Evans
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      Assist by Y. Cabaye.
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      GOOOOOOAAAAL!! PALACE LEAD! Cabaye clips a magnificent cross in from the left after being found in the box by Puncheon, and he picks out Bolasie at the back post who heads home!
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      SI C. McManaman SO J. Evans
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      C. McManaman enters play, replacing J. Morrison.
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      Well, Morrison does make his exit now, with McManaman coming on in his place.
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      Souare finds himself under pressure from Rondon near the corner flag and opts to put the ball out of play for a throw-in, rather than take any risks. Yacob feeds McManaman, who goes down 25 yards from goal but doesn't win a free kick.
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      Pardew has Campbell readied on the sideline, and it looks as though he will take the place of Gayle for the remaining 15 minutes or so.
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      SI F. Campbell SO J. Evans
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      F. Campbell enters play, replacing D. Gayle.
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      West Brom have stepped up their search for a goal, but they still look rather toothless in attack. They've not threatened Hennessey at all, really, and will not be unable to bring Anichebe or Lambert on for the remainder.
    • 78'
      Another penalty claim is turned down by the referee, with Campbell going down inside the box. The striker did not appear to be on the receiving end of an awful lot of contact, and a free kick is instead awarded to the visitors for a handball decision.
    • 79'
      F. Campbell is cautioned by the referee.
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      Possession is largely with the visitors now, but they continue to struggle to put anything of note together. The pace of Bolasie and Zaha is meaning Palace continue to pose a threat on the break, too.
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      Souare flights a teasing delivery into the box, but his only target is Campbell. The former Manchester United striker makes a good run but arrives too late to add the finishing touch!
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      Zaha manages to work some space on the right and fizz a cross towards Bolasie in the box. The delivery is cut out but Palace work it to Souare, whose ball in is too deep and drops behind to goal.
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      West Brom earn a corner on the left which is sent towards the near post. Bolasie is first to it, though, and his clearance drops to Zaha. He is challenged by Yacob near the dugouts and the winger retaliates with a little kick and a push. Both are shown a yellow card by the official.
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      W. Zaha is yellow-carded.
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      C. Yacob goes into the referee's book.
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      PENALTY TO PALACE! Zaha faces up Brunt before darting towards the byline and drawing the left-back into a challenge. He gets none of the ball and the referee points to the spot!
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      SI J. Ledley SO J. Evans
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      W. Zaha is replaced with J. Ledley.
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      GOOOOOAAAAL!! CABAYE CONVERTS! The Frenchman is composure personified as he steps up and sends Myhill the wrong way, placing the ball into the opposite corner!
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      That is Zaha's last contribution, as he is replaced by Ledley.

    Line Up




    Roy Hodgson
    Slaven Bilic



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 14 12
    Yellow Cards 3 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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